Welcome to the American Legion
3rd District Association
Department of Michigan
If you have any information that you would like to see on our website featuring your Post or there is something incorrect regarding your Post, please call 517-231-1818 or you can email the information to...
*Please note - only an Officer for your Post can have info updated or added to MichiganLegion.org
An Officer for your SAL Squadrons, ALA Units and/or ALR Chapters can also request to update info for their prespective Units.*
JAMES JENNINGS - ADJUTANT, 3RD DISTRICT 269.719.5623 CELL 269.789.0007 HOME JJENNINGSMAMI@AOL.COM
DUANE MILLER - COMMANDER, 3RD DISTRICT 517.256.0298 CELL DUANE.MILLER54@YAHOO.COM
Proposed amendments to the Department of Michigan Constitution & Bylaws. Per the constitution & bylaws proposed amendments must be published no less than 60 days prior to annual convention.
There are 11 proposed amendments and they may be read by clicking here.
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with "comfort items" and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.
The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation's veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.
The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.
Constitution and By-Laws
Preamble to the Constitution
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY WE ASSOCIATE OURSELVES TOGETHER FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
To uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America;
To maintain law and order;
To foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism;
To preserve the memories and incidents of our associations in the Great Wars;
To inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state and nation;
To combat the autocracy of both the classes and the masses;
To make right the master of might;
To promote peace and goodwill on earth;
To safeguard and transmit to posterity the principles of justice, freedom and democracy;
To consecrate and sanctify our comradeship by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.
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